which ones have you read?

A few days ago the Guardian published the results of a poll of librarians asking, "what book should every adult read before they die?" Below is the list, and I've bolded the ones that I've read. Feel free to pass it on and do the same.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Bible
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien (actually, I think I quit halfway through the third book, but I'm counting it anyway)
1984 by George Orwell
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
All Quiet on the Western Front by E M Remarque
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Tess of the D'urbevilles by Thomas Hardy
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Middlemarch by George Eliot
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzenhitsyn

Looks like I have some reading to do!



My recommendations for Must Read: Black Holes and Time Warps, by Kip Thorne; The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck; Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison; The Bear, by Marian Engel.

I have about a dozen on that list. I would also add all of CS Lewis, not just his Lion, Witch and Wardrobe but his Apologetics as well. On a related note Chesterton and Tolkein-who was a contemporary of Lewis should be high up on the list as well.